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The Fool's Paradise (A Poem On Gambling) by lanrexlan(m): 8:20pm On Aug 03, 2018
The world is engulfed in the fiery flames
Of football betting and virtual games.
The elite, young and old are the same
In this sordid murky pool of shame.

Reward for ardor it seems at first glance,
Be eagle-eyed to know the true stance.
It's nothing but a wild game of chance,
Enticing you for a bad hot-tub romance.

Today, your odds may seem to fly,
Soaring high like bird up in the sky.
Tomorrow, your stream has run dry,
Losing your wealth in the blink of an eye.

There's no point in ephemeral success,
That brings you joy while others distress.
You smile to the bank amidst cheers,
The other man wallows in silent tears.

O one living in the fool's paradise!
O lover of programmed dogs and dice!
You're witty than being a slave of a vice,
Shun all forms of gambling and be wise.

Sports viewing should always be for fun,
It's a unitary element to make us one.
Nay! It's not to turn a father against his son,
Cos we're winners irrespective of who's won.


© Lanrexlan

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Re: The Fool's Paradise (A Poem On Gambling) by germaphobe(m): 10:58pm On Aug 03, 2018
OK
Re: The Fool's Paradise (A Poem On Gambling) by sino(m): 11:39am On Aug 05, 2018
Nice one bro, I always like rhymes, and sports should only be for the fun, especially when the better team won! wink

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Re: The Fool's Paradise (A Poem On Gambling) by lanrexlan(m): 9:37pm On Aug 05, 2018
sino:
Nice one bro, I always like rhymes, and sports should only be for the fun, especially when the better team won! wink
Thanks bro, but you are still the boss cool

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